Costco Wholesale Corp is being sued in California over allegations that Costco knowingly sold prawns from a supplier using slave labour. This Shoosmiths briefing looks at what this case could potentially mean for UK businesses.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 02 October 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation and Dispute Resolution
There is already a significant difference in Employment Tribunal procedure in England and Scotland and there is more to come!
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 25 September 2015 | Practice Area: Central Government
When a contracted-out sublease expires, it is usually necessary to obtain a fresh superior landlord's consent to a new sublease. But what if expiry is imminent and the superior landlord has not responded?
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 23 September 2015 | Practice Area: Real Estate
PRS For Music, the collecting society for songwriters and music publishers, has issued proceedings against music streaming service SoundCloud for infringement of its members' copyrights. If this claim reaches court, it would test the safe harbour legislation, as this Shoosmiths briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 14 September 2015 | Practice Area: Copyright
Companies House has published a revised timetable for implementation of the company law provisions of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. In this briefing, Shoosmiths sets out how the timetable for implementation now stands.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 11 September 2015 | Practice Area: Company Administration
When a contract has been entered into as a result of a misrepresentation, the predominant question nearly always asked is whether the contract can be rescinded, or is the party limited to claiming damages? This Shoosmiths briefing looks at a key recent Court of Appeal decision on this subject.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 August 2015 | Practice Area: Boilerplate
Due diligence can be a daunting and burdensome process for a seller, particularly where tight timeframes are involved. This briefing sets out some top tips for a seller responding to legal due diligence enquiries, to make the process as focused, cost-effective and efficient as possible.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 26 August 2015 | Practice Area: Mergers & Acquisitions
Google has announced a significant reorganisation and the creation of a new holding company named Alphabet Inc. In this update, Shoosmiths considers the reasons why companies may choose to make such a move.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 19 August 2015 | Practice Area: Corporate reorganisation
In a recent case involving the Evening Standard and AOL, the High Court considered the construction of 'serious harm' under section 1 of the Defamation Act 2013. This is the first key decision to analyse exactly what section 1 means, as this Shoosmiths briefing explains.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 12 August 2015 | Practice Area: Defamation
As organisations have become more global and workforces more mobile, this has resulted in 'overseas' employees claiming UK employment rights. In this article, Shoosmiths focuses on some examples and what employers can do to minimise their risks of such claims.
Law Firm: Shoosmiths | Published: 27 July 2015 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights
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